Healthy Audio Hypnosis Blog by Michael Mahoney

Perceived "Set-Backs" and "Mind-Armies" Metaphor Posted on 23 Jan 17:34 , 0 comments

I am often asked by my medical centre patients

and users of my structured health audio programs why their symptoms sometimes return for a short while before going again. This can happen several times before we finish one-to-one sessions or the audio program is completed.  The reason is a complicated one, but I explain the reasons to them in a simple way, which I have outlined below.

When people have lived with Stress or Anxiety, IBS or Insomnia etc. and are moving through their recovery, they are starting to feel better, and start to expect the good feelings to be there again all the time, then out of the blue the symptoms return and you think, “Oh No! The Anxiety or Stress or IBS or Insomnia etc. are coming back, and they feel even worse than they were in the past”. Fear grips them and the negative thoughts feelings and worries feel like they are pouring back in.

And yet this is natural, it happens to some people and not to others, either way it doesn’t really matter because we can understand the reasons why, when it does occurs.  It is much more difficult to explain why it happens to some and not others, and to be honest the reasons are not fully understood (code for we don’t know!)

Anyway, as the individual progresses through the therapeutic journey whether it is with one-to-one sessions in my practice, or through listening to my structured audio recordings, on occasions it is likely that symptoms will come and go, But I will explain the best way I can.

It is perhaps easiest to understand if we use a metaphor.

Let's set the scene:

Imagine that the Anxiety or IBS or Stress or Insomnia symptoms that you have been experiencing, which have been a part of your life for so long, as a resident army of negative thoughts.   This is what we need to change, or to wipe out.

Then imagine my one-to-one sessions, or any of my full audio recordings and their imagery, suggestions, considerations, options of choice and learning's as another army, an army of positive thoughts, that are going to displace the army of old negative thoughts.

The learned thought processes of the Anxiety, IBS, Stress or whatever other issue you are working through have become a part of you. The subconscious has learned them, and that is the place where they reside within you.

Background: Think of the subconscious as an over protective parent and not very intelligent. Generally it has learned a new thought process, and the new thought process is, in its understanding helping you.  That belief is flawed and needs to be changed.

However, despite the fact that you try all sorts of things to reduce the negative thoughts and feelings you will invariably fail.  Why?

There is resistance to change from the subconscious mind.  Despite your conscious mind knowing change is needed, resistance is met, the fact you know once the symptoms are reduced, managed or even eliminated you will feel better, this too is met with resistance from the subconscious mind.

Remember you were not born anxious or stressed, they are a learned responses, as are so many other debilitating conditions. Those living with these types of feelings can often run negative thoughts in their minds relating to their anxiety / stress / IBS condition, sometimes even before they open their eyes in the morning. Thoughts such as

  • what's the anxiety / stress going to be like today?,
  • how am I going to get to work?,
  • what happens if there are traffic queues?,
  • what if I have a panic / anxiety / IBS attack?
  • And many other thoughts beside.

These thoughts add to the fear, add to the worry, and add to the belief that you are going to spend the rest of your life thinking and feeling this way.

That too is false, as long as you find a way that is right for you and you work at taking the steps needed to start the process of healing and change. 

The subconscious does not want change, because the anxiety feelings are familiar. They are part of the sufferer’s life. No matter how bad the feelings feel, no matter how often the symptoms are felt, or fears experienced, you have a history of surviving them, and you have and you will continue to do so.  But your quality of life will not improve until you introduce change to your thinking.

Once you change a thoughts, these create a change in feelings, it is as simple as that. And that is what the one-to-one sessions do, and so to the structured audio recordings.

So while these negative feelings are uncomfortable, they are not life threatening, so why should the subconscious want to change?

The subconscious does not like change, and will resist it!! It will use excuse after excuse to 'do something else' with your time.   That thought process needs to be disrupted, and that is what the sessions in my practice, and in my audio programs do.    

 

Back to the Scenario again; After a while of listening to the recordings (and the time varies), the individual will often begin to feel better, in reduction of symptoms, and frequency of presentation, and feel more relaxed and less anxious in the case of the anxiety sufferer, the IBS sufferer will feel more control of their digestive system, or the person living with stress will feel calmer, more confident for example, or as happens sometimes, might not even be able to put their finger on the reason, but they do feel better in themselves generally.

This is a sign that the new thoughts, the new army of positive thoughts have begun to displace the old negative anxious thoughts. Once this happens - the new army of positive thoughts and new positive feelings begin to relax a little, they are making progress.

However! As any general in warfare knows, if they are being beaten, they do an organised retreat, and regroup, ready for another attack. When the old thoughts attack again, then the old feelings come back, and often feeling as if they are just as bad as before, however this is not true!

The fact that the old army of negative thoughts is pushing back is natural and normal. However, since the individual has been feeling better, they are more relaxed and therefore don’t put as much energy into defending their new found space and comfort. In short they get over confident!

But then the negative army of thoughts pushes back again, and they begin to feel how things used to be again, they are reminded of the old discomforts. In some people their negative feelings and symptoms return, but it is only temporary.

Alerted to the changes, the new positive thoughts fight back, these have been reinforced by the continuing support of the structured audio program listening and they once again push away the old army of negative thoughts, but the old thoughts are weakened now, they are once again fought, and pushed back.

Remember the subconscious really does not like change, and generally does not learn quickly. Once again the positive army of thoughts are encamped, their position is strengthened.

At this time the subconscious begins to understand that it can still survive with the new positive thoughts, it begins to feel better too, it begins to understand that the new positive thoughts and feelings are not going to hurt it or you, and because of that, the subconscious, through gentle learning realises that it too is feeling better, the body is feeling better, and the outlook and attitude of mind is better too. All these things come together to move the sufferer forward, reducing symptoms and frequency of presentation, reinforcing positive thoughts, feelings and expectations.

The army of negative thoughts will fight back again, however the strength of the old thoughts is much less, the times that the old thoughts try and come back become less frequent, and that continues until the old thoughts, feeling and negative expectations are a thing of the past. The subconscious finally learns that the new information and understanding gained through learning new ways of thinking is the better one.

The establishment of new positive thoughts change the way the individual feels, in body, mind and self. And then they once again feel empowered by their new learning and understanding, resulting in a better quality of life, which is really all we need.

Feeling better in your thoughts, feelings and emotions can bring empowerment, growth and further understanding, of the mind and body connection. 

www.healthyaudiohypnosis.com


Has the Anxiety Hurricane struck you today? Posted on 30 Jun 17:53 , 0 comments

That often unspoken feeling

when your head is telling you to be calm and yet your body and emotions are telling you something different.  Wanting to be anywhere other than where you are in that moment when the Anxiety ambushes you.  Sometimes out of the blue, rapid and unforeseen, at other times seeing and feeling it in the distance, that advancing hurricane of explainable emotion of which you are in its direct path.  You know it’s going to hit you, you just don’t know how hard.

You try and avoid it the best you can, but so often you know it’s going to hit you and when it does hit, you fight it, you know it’s going to pass, you know you have never been physically hurt by the panic but you know emotionally it will take its toll.  Your body and mind reacting to the force within, seconds feel like minutes, minutes like hours, and when it eventually passes, you are left shaken, uncertain, at times a shadow of yours
self.

The hurricane has passed, but the strong winds, still buffering you, emotional debris trying desperately to be brought together, to appear ‘normal’ whatever that means, to those around you. Perhaps sometimes you are successful and no one notices, at other times it’s as if your body is reacting, screaming look at me, notice me, I’ve survived, yet again, but I will need time to rebuild, to compose myself again, to meet the challenges of the outside world, which has been needing my attention and my input before, during and after the internal storm struck, pounded and moved away.

Sufferers of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) might recognise the similarity between a hurricane and the internal storm we call GAD. And yet while you may never become a storm chaser, there is an audio program which has helped many GAD sufferers.

From award winning clinical hypnotherapist Michael Mahoney, author of the highly acclaimed IBS Audio Program 100, his Anxiety management program is a powerful aid in meeting and beating Anxiety.

Multiple interlinked sessions (16 sessions in all)

2 x Resource libraries (containing 19 explanation and descriptors between them)  

Listening schedule, symptom check list and more.

Click here to go to the Anxiety Audio Program page now

 


Give the gift of good health Posted on 14 Dec 11:29 , 0 comments

What price good health? 

Few things are more rewarding and precious than good health and yet we punish our mind, body and emotions daily, for some it is like clockwork, dashing to meet deadlines, stressing about money, work, and the children. Using poor coping strategies such as excessive smoking, drinking or taking illegal substances.

We take on board other people’s emotional baggage without sense or reason. Many people have ruined their own health supporting others, only to be left behind once the previously ill person recovers.

Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia all cause ill health, all reduce our immune system, leading to potentially more serious conditions in the future.    IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is a common gastroenterological condition can be a barometer of an individual’s stress or anxiety, and yet this barometer of mind body health is largely ignored. And it is ignored at the individual’s peril.

What price good health? 

There is no price for good health.   If you have it, keep it safe and secure, respect it, and look after your own needs.   If you have lost your good health, work to get it back, change your thinking, and learn how to be different.  Change poor thinking, and poor actions and behaviour.

If you are at the point where your health is irreversibly damaged, then reflect on what you can do to help yourself.   Your health is a wonder of nature, like our glorious beautiful world, it can heal itself, despite the damage inflicted by others or ourselves.

Change your mind, change your thinking, and let the mind body connection bring you well-being, even if you have to fight for it, it’s a fight work facing.  If you know others who are struggling, support them, guide them, listen to them, and help them in all and every way possible.

What price good health?

No amount of money can replace your health, but you can make a difference to your own health and to others, whether is it physical or emotional health, you can make a difference.   If you want to!  

If you don’t ignore the signs of illness or emotional distress. If you take the time to learn new ways to think and feel, you can make a difference.  

If you chose not to, of course that is your personal choice and you live with it.  If you believe you cannot make a difference to your health, your thinking is flawed, there is always something you can do.

And if you decide to do something to help yourself, congratulate yourself, make a note in your diary or in your phone so you remember this is the day you decided to change your life and your relationship with yourself.

Congratulate yourself for taking the time and the effort, for believing that change is possible.

Let our products help you.  Whether for stress, anxiety, IBS, insomnia, breast cancer or something else.  Look at our products and see what they can do for you.  

And at the time of writing, all our products are seriously discounted, to encourage you to make that important choice for you and your well-being.  Or you may give the gift of good health to someone else, using our gift vouchers to help others you care about.  

So what price good health?   Just a little time, effort and responsibility

www.healthyaudiohypnosis.com


Inner Energy Posted on 14 Dec 11:28 , 0 comments

Last time we looked at how life and circumstances can drain us of our precious energies. 

However it is important to understand that you can change this, you can change the way you think and feel, and the way you behave, once you know how too. All that matters is the present, the moment in which we are living, right now, not the past or the future, just this moment.

And as we get stronger and find new ways of thinking we can then use some of our growing inner energy to make positive changes to the way we think and feel. And seeing things in a new way, even if the picture has not changed, we can learn to see it through different eyes. 

The first step is to put a plug in that core pot of energy, to find a way to stop the energy levels dripping away, and by so doing you begin to store the energy once again and that in time flows back into the emotional reserve. It also gives you energy to use, in learning new ways to think and feel and to see things in perspective.

I find one of the best ways of restoring your energy levels is to use hypnotherapy, a safe, gentle natural process which has been used for millennia to help heal conditions of mind, body and emotion.  Take a look at my self-help audio programs for example the confidence & Self Esteem program, Anxiety program, IBS Audio Program 100 or Stress Program www.healthyaudiohypnosis.com 


How we store our inner emotional energy - Simplified! Posted on 14 Dec 11:27 , 0 comments

Last time, we looked at the 3 stages of recovery. 

But before the process of recovery is undertaken it is important to realise why we feel the way we do, to understand the feelings we are experiencing, and once understood we can do something about them. It is important for our recovery that we understand why we feel as we do, to understand simplistically what has happened to us and our energy, and once understood we can feel empowered by knowing what contributed to the problem, and by understanding it, we can then not only learn to a find new way and better way, but also to understand enough to help prevent it from happening again.

This is a simplified explanation of how I believe we store and expend energy internally and the effects of expending more energy than we can afford too and when this happens it is then we can feel stressed and anxious.

I believe as individuals we have an amount of emotional energy which we have to work with.

I believe we have been given three levels of energy.

1) The core energy - that part that allows us to function on a conscious and subconscious level. This allows our hearts to beat and allows us to breathe and perspire and to blink and to help our reproductive and digestive systems and all our organs to function, our mind to think clearly, our confidence and self-esteem levels to be at their optimum. This core energy also allows our moods to develop producing appropriate and at times inappropriate feelings and sensations. This core energy is to help us live the lives we want to live and to feel good about ourselves and confident in our own being, and in our skills and attitudes in life.

2) The next is an emotional battery pack, a reserve of energy. Used only when our core energy is being depleted.

3) The rest of our energy is kept in reserve for ourselves, just in case we need it. We use it to function during the day, to laugh to interact with others, to work and to play and all the other things we do in life.

So what happens when our energies become low or depleted?  In my next blog, I will be talking through how those daily pressures and worries can get on top of us - and how we can deal with them more effectively. 

Until then, you can find out more about my self-help audio programs for example the confidence & Self Esteem program, Anxiety program or Stress Program

www.healthyaudiohypnosis.com 


What happens when our core energy is depleted? Posted on 14 Dec 11:25 , 0 comments

When we have pressures and worries piling in on us,

concerns about emotional or physical health or both, and concerns about our own and others well-being, in addition to every day issues, our core energy becomes depleted. (See the Balloon analogy)

No longer do we feel good about ourselves, we begin to feel tired, agitated, weepy, angry, guilty along with lots of other emotions as well as getting minor ailments.  Our resistance begins to breakdown. It is as if the core energy is slowly dripping away. And often we don’t recognise it until it’s too late and even then rarely do we know what to do about it.

Then the mind and body connection swings into effect (more about this in a later blog but the following will get the point over).

The subconscious mind recognises that the energy levels are dwindling away and additional energy is needed. The mind and body connection is the inseparable link between thoughts and feelings and physical responses. The mind and body recognises the core energies are being drained, and search for additional energy to allow you keep functioning. When this happens,

The emotional reserve ~ the battery pack of energy begins to transfer energy to the core ~ effectively topping up the core energy that is being depleted.

This is often felt as one of those times when we think ‘This can’t last forever’ and we summon up the energy in the form of courage and determination, we put on the brave face and feel the determination that you are going to get through, whatever the problem.  However we may kid ourselves and others for a while, but internally we know that we are sliding backwards. And it is scary.

And once the battery pack ~ that precious reserve starts to be depleted, the only energy that is left is the energy that allows us to interactemotional battery packt, to work, play and socialise and all the other things we do in life, the energy which allows us to function on an everyday basis begins to be used at a core level, The subconscious recognises that this last remaining energy is needed elsewhere, at the core level, which is more important to your well being than on the periphery needs.

As a consequence we become tired more quickly, we may not want to socialise or play or laugh as much, we might want to sleep more, but don’t get the benefit of the sleep we take, we become more introvert, we don’t have time for those people that we care for, confidence levels and self-esteem begins to drop, memory and concentration levels are not as effective, sleep patterns become disturbed, digestive system may cause us problems, reproductive system may be affected, interest in the physical side of relationships may be low or none existent, if you go out you may find you want to come home sooner than you might normally expect, if people come to see you, you might want them to leave sooner than is usual, there may be times of intolerance, weepiness along with other issues too, feelings of dread, and restlessness, becoming impatient and all because the emotional battery pack is deleted and the alarm bells that rang when the core energy was getting low, are now screaming sirens which takes you into self-preservation mode.

Not only do we feel these things, because each thought is translated in to a physical response, we might experience headaches, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, pins and needles aches in the muscles and more. 

And as if all that was not enough, we use this core pot of energy to keep the lid on the past, and if there is not enough energy to the emotional pot for the moment in which you live right now, then there is rarely enough energy to keep the lid on the past, so in additional to all the things already mentioned (and there are more), we may find we are wounded by issues from the past, questions such as why did I?, what if? Could I? Should I? And many others too. Each one wounding us and this adds to our emotional baggage. 

We also think about future events, what if? Can I? Will I be able too? Will he or she? What will they think? And many more such questions, but each one takes energy away from this all important and precious emotional core pot of energy.

Next time, we’ll be looking at how you can change that energy and change your life.  For now, why not take a look at my self-help audio programs for example the confidence & Self Esteem program, Anxiety program or Stress Program www.healthyaudiohypnosis.com 

 


Big Bang or Fizzle? Posted on 11 Dec 16:00 , 0 comments

Big Bang or Fizzle

Yesterday we looked at two scenarios of the emotional balloon.  The Big Bang, or the constant fizzle.  Whichever applies to you, the recovery process is exactly the same.

There are several stages of recovery:

  1. first of all stopping the slide into negative thoughts feelings and expectations
  2. next we have to start learning and relearning how to think differently, and working to make those changes familiar to ourselves, so we can build the core of inner resources, which are needed to ensure we achieve our goals
  3. the 3rd stage is much like the little bird on the edge of the nest, preparing for its first flight, it has everything it needs, it has its strength, and ability to fly, it has learned to recognise its instinct to be afraid when there is a threat, and it now has to make the decision to enter the big scary world, and take that leap of trust in itself and all it has learned to fly the nest. But it also has to learn to find food, to interact with others, to be alert to dangers and threats.

For us the 3rd step is to recognise we have what we need to be successful, we don’t have to live in the past, we can use our new learnings to help us once again get out and live life to the full.

On my next blog, I will be taking a look at the process of recovery, but in the meantime, please take a look at my self-help audio programs for example the confidence & Self Esteem program, Anxiety program or Stress Program www.healthyaudiohypnosis.com 


When the emotional balloon didn't go pop! Posted on 10 Dec 17:05 , 0 comments

When the balloon didn’t go pop!

Many people, both inside and outside of my practice ask me, when they are in emotional turmoil, or when their internal energies are drained and they simply don’t feel up to facing life’s challenges - How did all this start and why didn’t I see it coming?

For some it was a big event, a life challenging event such as a car accident, illness or operation, but for many the feelings of being emotionally drained is simply an accumulation of various sized occurrences which causes the feelings  they feel in that moment. To explain this I use some simply imagery.

Imagine a balloon blown up to its maximum, and it is tied off with a knot to prevent the air escaping, and all the air inside is our internal energy. That energy is vital to our wellbeing of both mind, body, and emotions.

Now if you are someone who has had a major life changing event such as a car accident or other major issue such as being a victim of serious crime, whatever it may have been, for the benefit of our imaginary balloon this is similar to someone coming along and popping your energy balloon with a big pin. In a brief moment it has gone, and you feel the effects immediately but at least you can see and understand what has happened, and that goes someway to helping you understand why your emotional energies are drained.

For many readers however it is a much different story.

In your case it may have been an accumulation of many smaller (yet just as important) things, happening over a period of many months or even years which has affected you.

And you may ask why you didn’t notice it, and the answer is because it happened so slowly and gradually that you didn’t have much chance to notice it. You might have been aware that things were happening and you brushed them to one side reminding yourself if ‘was nothing’ and carrying on.  But all those nothings add up, they matter, and the price for ignoring will be paid.

In this situation, imagine the same balloon and the same pin, but this time imagine the balloon being stabbed just below the knot in, in the slightly flabby bit, and you can stab that balloon many, many, times and the balloon won’t go off with a bang, as it did in the first example.  It will gradually and steadily deflate until it’s too late and before you know it the energy has gone, you feel drained and low, and have no idea how to get the energy back again. I will explain to you how can make this right again, and you can take part in your own healing and recovery.

Tomorrow Steps 1, 2, and 3  


What price good health? Posted on 07 Nov 16:00 , 0 comments

Give the gift of good health

What price good health? 

Few things are more rewarding and precious than good health and yet we punish our mind, body and emotions daily, for some it is like clockwork, dashing to meet deadlines, stressing about money, work, and the children. Using poor coping strategies such as excessive smoking, drinking or taking illegal substances.

We take on board other people’s emotional baggage without sense or reason. Many people have ruined their own health supporting others, only to be left behind once the previously ill person recovers.

Stress Anxiety, Insomnia all cause ill health, all reduce our immune system, leading to potentially more serious conditions in the future.    IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is a common gastroenterological condition can be a barometer of an individual’s stress or anxiety, and yet this barometer of mind body health is largely ignored. And it is ignored at the individual’s peril.

What price good health? 

If you have good health, keep it safe and secure, respect it, and look after your own needs.   If you have lost your good health, work to get it back, change your thinking, and learn how to be different.  Change poor thinking, and poor actions and behaviour.

If you are at the point where your health is irreversibly damaged, then reflect on what you can do to help yourself.   Your health is a wonder of nature, like our glorious beautiful world, it can heal itself, despite the damage inflicted by others or ourselves.

Change your mind, change your thinking, and let the mind body connection bring you well-being, even if you have to fight for it, it’s a fight work facing.  If you know others who are struggling, support them, guide them, listen to them, and help them in all and every way possible.

What price good health?

No amount of money can replace your health, but you can make a difference to your own health and to others, whether is it physical or emotional health, you can make a difference.   If you want to!  

If you don’t ignore the signs of illness or emotional distress. If you take the time to learn new ways to think and feel, you can make a difference.

If you chose not to, of course that is your personal choice and you live with it.  If you believe you cannot make a difference to your health, your thinking is flawed, there is always something you can do.

And if you decide to do something to help yourself, congratulate yourself, make a note in your diary or in your phone so you remember this is the day you decided to change your life and your relationship with yourself.

Congratulate yourself for taking the time and the effort, for believing that change is possible.

Let our products help you.  Whether for stress, anxiety, IBS, insomnia, breast cancer or something else.  Look at our products and see what they can do for you.

And at the time of writing, all our products are seriously discounted, to encourage you to make that important choice for you and your well-being.  

Or you may give the gift of good health to someone else, using our gift vouchers to help others you care about.  

So what price good health?   

Just a little time, effort and responsibility

Go to www.healthyaudiohypnosis.com for more information.


Stage Hypnosis is different !! Posted on 10 Sep 12:33 , 0 comments

I recently met a chap

who was a little nervous about coming to my medical centre based practice to discuss a problem which was bothering him.. This was because he confused the hypnotherapy work I do with stage hypnosis, the barking dogs, headless chicken type shows where people are encouraged to act as stupid as their moral and ethical code will allow them.  He was relieved when he learned the differences - and there are many!

The work I do, and what is put into my audio programs on this site is to help people achieve their goals, evento help them find their goals. Goal finding and setting can be very empowering in itself, working through issues and developing solutions and applying them is even more empowering and enjoyable.

hypnosis audio hypnotherapy by michael mahoney

We do not have to be stuck

in negative thoughts, routines or beliefs. If we can learn one thing we can learn something else, that’s one of the many wonderful things about being human. 

Make no mistake; nothing has to remain the way it is if you don’t want it to. Whether you live with anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, stress or insomnia to name a few.

We can choose to make a difference to our lives or we can choose not to, either way it is our decision.

We can decide to say yes to ourselves or no. Some people may think that sounds selfish, but sometimes it’s about self-preservation.

Often the negative thoughts feelings, routines and beliefs can simply drain us, and keep us captive for the rest of our days. That might be the brave, selfless stiff upper lip approach encouraged by some, but then I have to ask, whose life are you living?  

You don’t get a second chance at life, this is it.

It’s our responsibility to live our life to the full, helping and sharing and encouraging where we can. Making the best of our skills and talents and gifts to ensure we can look back and say “I made a difference”.

Some would say, it is better to have tried and failed than not to try to have tried at all. So we owe it to ourselves and those we care for and care about, to do our best, to make the most of what we have, to learn to develop and achieve what we want to achieve, and that includes living the life we want to live.

Sometimes it is scary to make changes, sometimes something as trivial as “what will other people think” stops people from making positive changes to their lives. The simple answer to that is “It’s what people know about you, not what they think which matters”.

When I first started doing hypnotherapy in the mid 1980, it was new, people were unsure; some thought I had gone ‘loopy’.  The simple matter was, they did not understand the power of the mind which really is the authority in our life.  Know and understand the potential you have within you, and you change your life for the better beyond recognition.

Thankfully nowadays 

people are more understanding, more willing to learn, more willing to investigate the possibilities hypnotherapy can bring to making positive changes to their lives, and the chap I mentioned earlier, was one of many, and I am pleased to say he now understands the benefits of hypnotherapy which is so much different to stage hypnosis.  

Hypnotherapy is safe and gentle, it’s relaxing and it brings results. Over the years my recordings have helped people in over 45 countries.  Are you prepared to join them? 

Take a look at all my recordings here.

Thank you for taking the the time to visit - I wish you well,

Michael